ARSENAL are preparing for Newcastle at home as the Arteta revolution starts to take shape.
And in the summer, the Gunners could bring Aaron Ramsey back to the Emirates!
Meanwhile, Dayot Upamecano and Celtic's Odsonne Edouard are also on the shortlist.
Follow all of the latest Gunners news, gossip and updates below…
MORNING, ARSENAL FANS
Arsenal's winter break is all but over as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League clash at home to Newcastle – amid speculation Liverpool and Manchester United want to nab starlet Bukayo Saka.
As Gunners boss Mikel Arteta faces the press today, he might hope to sidestep talk of his 18-year-old leaving as neatly as the winger can beat opponents on the wing.
But Saka is in the last 18 months of his £3,000-a-week deal, reportedly alerting Bayern Munich too.
Amazingly, though, it could be out with the new and in with the old – if speculation from Italy is true.
Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, has been linked with a shock return to the club where he spent 11 years after struggling for opportunities under the Serie A champs' ex-Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri.
Elsewhere, Le Havre anchorman Pape Gueye is the subject of talk over a £5million move.
The 21-year-old is thought to have been a Gunners' target in the past – and should certainly be easier to acquire this time as his contract expires next year.
But with Arsenal floundering in tenth place – ten points adrift of Chelsea in fourth spot – Emirates fans might be forgiven for misty-eyed glances back towards the reign of Arsene Wenger, even if it did end in 2017/18 with failure to qualify for the Champions League.
And reports claim the Frenchman could have signed current £50million target Dayot Upamecano for just £1m four years ago.
The RB Leipzig centre-back is now one of Europe's most envied defenders – but French outlet La Voix Du Nord say a bargain deal with Upamecano's then-club Valenciennes when he was 16 fell through.
How Arsenal could do with his solidity at the back now, as they take on a Newcastle side who would leapfrog Arteta's men if they win.
DEAL OR NUNO DEAL?
Nuno Espirito Santo has held no talks with Wolves over a new deal.
The Molineux boss, a huge favourite with fans, is out of contract in 15 months.
He was linked with the Arsenal job before Mikel Arteta succeeded Unai Emery in December.
But asked if Wolves chiefs had offered him a new agreement, Nuno said: “They haven’t.There was no proposal on that.
“I have more than a year of a contract so I don’t think about that.”
Former Gunner Aaron Ramsey endured a frustrating night for Juventus.
The midfielder was booked and then subbed off early in the 1-1 draw with AC Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg.
Milan took the lead through Ante Rebic at the back post on 61 minutes but had Theo Hernandez sent-off ten minutes later.
But it wasn't all bad for Ramsey and his team-mates.
Ronaldo won a controversial penalty in injury time before sticking his spot-kick down the middle to bag a crucial away goal ahead of the second leg in Turin.
Arsenal Women recorded a hard-earned 3-2 win away at Liverpool in the WSL tonight.
Vivianne Miedema and Jordan Nobbs turned the game on its head on the half-hour mark before Miedema sealed the winner with 12 minutes to go.
The win ensures the Gunners stay third and within touching distance of leaders Manchester City, with Chelsea sandwiched between the two sides in second.
UP AND COMING….
After the inaugural Premier League winter break, Arsenal are back in action this weekend when they
Here are the Gunners' next five fixtures…
- Sun 16 Feb, 4.30pm – Newcastle (h), Premier League
- Thu 20 Feb, 8pm – Olympiacos (a), Europa League last 32
- Sun 23 Feb, 4.30pm – Everton (h), Premier League
- Thu 27 Feb, 8pm – Olympiacos (h), Europa League last 32
- Mon 2 Mar, 7.45pm – Portsmouth (a), FA Cup fifth round
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